World's End, Buckinghamshire

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World's End
World's End is located in Buckinghamshire
World's End
World's End
Location within Buckinghamshire
OS grid referenceSP858092
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHP22
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°46′30″N 0°45′21″W / 51.775°N 0.7557°W / 51.775; -0.7557Coordinates: 51°46′30″N 0°45′21″W / 51.775°N 0.7557°W / 51.775; -0.7557

World's End is a hamlet 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of Wendover, Buckinghamshire. It is part of the civil parish of Wendover which is in Aylesbury Vale district. Today the settlement straddles the B4009. Prior to the construction of the Wendover Bypass World's End was on the A413.

The hamlet's name is commonly associated with dwellings or places in remote locations, on the outskirts, or just beyond the limit of a town.[1] Until recently there were two pubs in World's End. The first was called 'The End of the World' which closed in 2006 and in the 19th century was known as 'The Swan Inn'.[2] The second pub was 'The Marquis of Granby' which can be traced back until the 16th century, and has now been renovated and renamed 'The Village Gate'.[3]

A large garden centre is located at the north end of the settlement. Along World's End Way, is the old Weston Turville Reservoir. It was constructed to provide water for the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal. It is now a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.


  1. ^ Mills A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p254 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 19 August 2010
  2. ^ Pub Previous Name The Swan, Accessed 19 August 2010
  3. ^ Marquis of Granby Pub British History on Line, Accessed: 19 August 2010